I outlined both books together, but then I wrote and drew Boxers first, then Saints. I did them as two separate books because I wanted each to stand on their own, to have a satisfying beginning, middle, and end. Each would represent a complete, cohesive worldview.
What is Saints by Gene Luen Yang about?
Saints follows the story of “Four-Girl”, a girl from the same village who becomes a Catholic, adopts the name “Vibiana”, and hopes to attain the glory of Joan of Arc. One book cover shows the left half of Bao’s face with Qin Shi Huangdi and the other shows the right half of Vibiana’s face with Joan of Arc.
Who wrote Boxers and Saints?
What does the painted eyes on Mei Wen’s palm represent?
Mei Wen takes on her association after she stops taking part in the ritual and instead begins allowing her actions to form her identity. She draws eyes on her hands to underscore her ministry of compassion.
Why did the Boxers rebel against the Chinese government?
The society’s original aim was to destroy the ruling Qing dynasty and privileged Westerners in China. Anti-foreign forces who won control of the Chinese government persuaded the Boxers to end their fight against the dynasty and join them to destroy foreigners.
What is the book Boxers about?
Bands of foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasants. Little Bao has had enough. Harnessing the powers of ancient Chinese gods, he recruits an army of Boxers – commoners trained in kung fu who fight to free China from “foreign devils.”
What genre is Boxers and Saints?
What was the goal of the Boxers?
The Boxer Rebellion. The Boxers called themselves “I Ho Ch’uan,” and their goal was the removal of foreign influence from China. At the beginning of that year, the Boxers began to attack and kill foreigners throughout China. In June, foreign troops captured the Chinese coastal port at Taku.
How many Boxers died in the Boxer Rebellion?
|The Boxer Rebellion|
|Casualties and losses|
|1,003 foreign soldiers||2,000 Imperial troops Unknown number of Boxers|
|32,000 Chinese Christians killed, plus 200 missionaries, by Boxers (in North China) 100,000 civilians killed by Boxers in total 5,000 civilians killed by foreign soldiers in total|
How many died in the Battle of Peking?
|Battle of Peking|
|60 killed 205 wounded||Heavy losses (Unknown total)|